Tag Archives: Reuse

Open Access Report November 2012

Since January, I have been posting a monthly summary of Open-Access-related activities pertaining to Wikimedia projects as part of the GLAM Newsletter on the Wikimedia Outreach wiki. I am posting these reports also here on the blog in order to reach out … Continue reading

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Reusing, revising, remixing and redistributing research

A contribution to the PLOS blog on the occasion of Open Access Week. Introduction The initial purpose of Open Access is to enable researchers to make use of information already known to science as part of the published literature. One … Continue reading

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Ten Years of Open Access – and how to celebrate the wiki way

Ten years ago, the Budapest Open Access Initiative went public by inviting individuals and organizations to sign a statement in support of Open Access to the scholarly literature, defined as its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users … Continue reading

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Lice in 50 languages

Lice can be tremendously useful. For instance, the high but not perfect specificity of several different species of lice allows to use information about their phylogeny to infer some information about the phylogenies of their host species. Some of the … Continue reading

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Musings on the Research Works Act, Open Access pledges and Wikimedia

Over on Foundation-l, an interesting thread has been developing today on the Research Works Act, Open Access pledges and any potential role therein for Wikimedia. I just posted some thoughts on the matter, quoted in full below the fold.   … Continue reading

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Attribution stacking as a barrier to reuse

On Wednesday, I gave a talk and displayed a number of files that had been produced by others. They were all linked to a dedicated page containing all the metadata necessary for proper attribution of the source, but that page … Continue reading

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How would you illustrate the difference between humans and chimps?

A paper in PLoS Biology came out in 2005 with the following abstract: Since the divergence of humans and chimpanzees about 5 million years ago, these species have undergone a remarkable evolution with drastic divergence in anatomy and cognitive abilities. … Continue reading

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Encouraging reuse of Open Access materials – a response to the OSTP’s RFI on Publications

Below is a copy of the final draft (permalink) for a response to the Request for Information on Public Access to Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Publications Resulting From Federally Funded Research, ready for submission before today’s deadline. I thank all those who … Continue reading

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Reuse increases discoverability – try an image search for “Sorghum”

When I recently did an image search, I was not surprised to see files from Wikimedia Commons pop up on top of the ca. 600k results, but noticed with pleasure that the first image originated from an Open Access source … Continue reading

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To retouch or not to retouch, that is the question

Today’s Open Access File of the Day has been retouched and may well be the first in the series to have undergone such treatment – another form of reuse enabled by the use of open licenses when publishing articles. The original image … Continue reading

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